HEX20 is collaborating with Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP – USA), National Central University Center for Astronautical Physics and Engineering (NCU CAPE – Taiwan), Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales (LATMOS – France), and SKYROOT Aerospace – India to launch the COSPAR satellite, a remarkable achievement in space technology that will pave the way for new research opportunities. This collaborative effort has been made possible with the coordination and support of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR).
The COSPAR satellite aims to study various aspects of Earth’s atmosphere, including atmospheric dynamics and chemistry, as well as the effects of space weather on our planet. The satellite will also provide valuable data to support weather forecasting and climate modelling. With this project, the collaborating teams hope to contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge and exploration.
"The expertise and resources of HEX20, LASP, NCU CAPE, LATMOS and SKYROOT have combined to make this project a reality. We are proud to be working together to contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge and exploration. The COSPAR Satellite is a remarkable achievement that will benefit researchers and scientists worldwide. This joint effort is a testament to the power of collaboration and demonstrates what can be achieved when experts from different fields work together."
— Lloyd Lopez, HEX20 CEO
”In 2021, we initiated a Task Group to develop a constellation of small satellites for space science missions dealing with the ionosphere, radiation belts or the Earth atmosphere, possibly extending in the future to solar system planetary missions. The aim for COSPAR is to act as a honest broker, to coordinate the programs and then distribute science data received from various payloads developed by partnering entities world-wide. I am extremely happy to see the first step of this ambitious venture materializing, through this joint project with HEX20, LASP, NCU CAPE, LATMOS and Skyroot.”
— Jean-Claude Worms, COSPAR Executive Director
“Space is emerging as one of the fastest growing commercial sectors in Australia with unique advantages such as Australia’s physical location in the southern hemisphere, a strong platform for research training, and strong technical expertise.” — Abdul Ekram, Austrade’s Trade and Investment Commissioner to India About HEX20: HEX20 provides turnkey satellite mission solutions designed and delivered according to customer requirements. The modular and scalable buses can support missions for commercial and defence applications. Hex20 is currently working with its partners to build up sovereign capability within South Australia. About LASP: LASP (Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics) is a research institution located at the University of Colorado Boulder, focused on advancing space science and technology through innovative research and education. About NCU CAPE: NCU CAPE (National Central University Center for Astronautical Physics and Engineering) is a leading research center in Taiwan, dedicated to advancing the field of space science and technology. They conduct cutting-edge research, provide education and training, and collaborate with international partners to explore the frontiers of space. About LATMOS: LATMOS (Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales) is a leading research center in France, focused on understanding the Earth's atmosphere and its interactions with space. Their research covers a range of topics, including climate change, air quality, and planetary science, and they work in collaboration with partners across the globe. About Skyroot Aerospace: Skyroot Aerospace is an Indian space technology company that designs and manufactures rocket engines and launch vehicles. They aim to make access to space affordable and sustainable by developing innovative technologies and solutions. About COSPAR: The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) is an international scientific organization dedicated to promoting and coordinating space research among nations. They facilitate international cooperation in space research, exchange information and ideas, and organize scientific meetings and conferences to advance the understanding of the Earth and the universe.